Oregon 44, at Stanford 20 (Stanford, CA - Stanford Stadium)
October 1, 2005
T.J. Rushing became the seventh player in Stanford Football history to reach the 1000-yard career mark in kickoff returns. Rushing had five kickoff returns for 108 yards on Saturday and now has 1067 yards on 38 returns in his career.
Mark Bradford tied his career-best for receptions with seven catches for 110 yards and a touchdown.
Oregon's 463 passing yards ranked as the third-highest total ever by a Stanford opponent.
Oregon has beaten Stanford in four consecutive games, marking the longest Cardinal losing streak to the Ducks since Oregon won seven in a row against Stanford from 1957-63.
Stanford has lost four consecutive home games, its longest losing streak at Stanford Stadium since dropping its final four home contests of the 1984 season (Sept. 29 - Nov. 3) consecutive losses at home.
Michael Okwo's interception at 8:49 in the first quarter was the first of his career.
Michael Skroi is now 4-of-6 from over 40 yards after making a 42-yard FG with 4:48 remaining in the first quarter. He also increased his career field goal total at Stanford to 37, remaining in sixth-place on the school's all-time list and moving to within two of fifth-place Ken Naber (39, 1977-80).
Jon Alston's blocked punt and then fumble return for a TD with 3:56 to go in the fourth quarter was the first score of his career and also his first career blocked kick.
With Alston's score, Stanford has scored three defensive touchdowns in its last two games.
Jason Evans' 62-yard rushing game marked the second time in the first three contests that he has gained 60 or more yards on the ground.
Tailback Terrence Whitehead did not start Saturday's game at Stanford, snapping a streak of 17 consecutive starts. Redshirt freshman Terrell Jackson started in place of Whitehead - his first career start.
Kellen Clemens' streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception was snapped at 162 after Stanford linebacker Michael Okwo picked him in the first quarter of the game. Last season, Clemens' school-record 178 straight pass attempts without a pick was also snapped vs. the Cardinal.
With 168 receiving yards today, senior wide receiver Demetrius Williams moved to sixth all-time on the UO receiving list, surpassing Lew Barnes (1983-85/2,048). Williams now has 2,173 career receiving yards. Williams also climbed the UO receptions list, passing Bobby Moore (1969-71/131). Williams is currently fifth all-time with 136 receptions.
Williams' 168-yard performance was his ninth career 100-yard game, and he now has the most 100-yard receiving games in school history.
Jaison Williams notched his first career touchdown today. It was his second career reception and his first reception for positive yardage.
With 393 yards of total offense today, quarterback Kellen Clemens moved to third all-time on the UO total offense list, passing Chris Miller (1983-86/6,841). Clemens has 7,114 career total offense yards.
Justin Phinisee's 86-yard interception return is seventh all-time at Oregon and the second-longest interception return that did not result in a touchdown.